One Is Silver and the Other’s ...

Sep 12, 2016 by

“Make new friends, and keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” We all heard and likely sang that ditty as children. We...

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More than a “Didn’t Deviate” D...

May 19, 2016 by

On May 4, I was honored to celebrate with my classmates, as we received our honorary Doctorate of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union...

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Patience: The Other Side of th...

Feb 24, 2016 by

Tuesday, during the opening sessions of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Israel Convention, I was impatient. No, the...

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The Supreme Court Vacancy and ...

Feb 23, 2016 by

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly and unexpectedly, a week ago Saturday, I experienced the same surge of emotion that many...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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One Resolution, Many Voices

Dec 30, 2015 by

The CCAR Board recently adopted a comprehensive resolution entitled, “CCAR Declaration of Love for the State of Israel and Its...

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I Didn’t Build It

Oct 1, 2015 by

Showing visitors or newcomers around the synagogue, I hear the compliment, “What a beautiful temple!” I respond: “Yes, and I can brag...

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Bearing True Witness: Raising ...

Jul 29, 2015 by

Late last week, the New York Times treated us to a column featuring two Reform rabbis, Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig and Rabbi Yoel...

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